Academic Assessment and Evaluation
Assessment of Student Learning
Wilson College is committed to implementing a comprehensive, college-wide student learning assessment program. The mission of the student learning assessment program is to ensure a Wilson College culture of continuous academic enhancement that is driven by student learning and development.
Institutional Learning Goals (ILGs)
In addition to other measurement tools, these goals can be assessed by utilizing the Institutional Learning Goals' Rubrics. For ease of use, the following rubrics are broken down by Competency and provided in a Word document. These are the same as what appears in the above ILG Competencies and Rubrics PDF.
- Communication (Written) W1a
- Communication (Oral Presentation) W1b
- Communication (Foreign Language) W1c
- Critical and Creative Thinking (Quantitative Literacy) W2a
- Critical and Creative Thinking (Information Literacy) W2b
- Critical and Creative Thinking W2c & W2d
- Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Western Cultures) W3a
- Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Environmental Studies) W3b
- Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Health_Wellness) W3c
- Ethical Awareness (Ethics) W4a
- Ethical Awareness (Honor Code) W4b
- Engaging Diversity (Global Interdependence) W5a
- Engaging Diversity (Women and Minorities) W5b
- Research W6
- Integration and Application of Learning (Multiple Classrooms) W7a
- Integration and Application of Learning (Inside_Outside Classroom) W7b
ILG Assessment in Canvas
All academic assessment will be done using Canvas. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research will no longer provide or collect assessment spreadsheets. All academic assessment, begining spring 2019, will be accomplished using Canvas. For further information, please contact James D'Annibale (firstname.lastname@example.org). James is prepared to assist any faculty member in getting set-up to use Canvas and train them on this easy process.
- W1a Communication (Written)
- W1b Communication (Oral Presentations)
- W1c Communication (Foreign Language)
- W2a Quantitative Literacy
- W2b Information Literacy
- W2c & W2d Critical and Creative Thinking
- W3a Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Western Cultures)
- W3b Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Environmental Studies)
- W3c Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Knowledge (Health_Wellness)
- W4a Ethical Awareness (Ethics)
- W4b Ethical Awareness (Honor Code)
- W5a Engaging Diversity (Global Interdependence)
- W5b Engaging Diversity (Women and Minorities)
- W6 Research
- W7a Integration and Application of Learning (Multiple Classrooms)
- W7b Integration and Application of Learning (Inside_Outside Classroom)
Academic Assessment Templates
Program/Major Reflection Reports are guidelines to identify the results of the assessments, improve teaching and learning, and inform planning and resource allocation decisions.
Additional resources are offered to complement the previous information.
- Assessment Workshop PowerPoint
- Assessment Dictionary
- Blooms Taxonomy
- SMART Goals
- HIP Tables
- Advancing Student Learning Highlights and Summary of Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness Understanding Middle States Expectations Middle States Commission
- Student Learning Assessment Options and Resources Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- AACU Value Rubrics*
*Adjusted for the rubric(s) used, directly on your modified rubric: This rubric was created using the Association of American Collegs and Universities (AAC&U) Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric. Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/value-rubrics
- Fall 2016 Student Outcomes Assessment Report
- Spring 2017 Student Outcomes Assessment Report
- Fall 2017 Student Outcomes Assessment Data
Student Course Evaluations
Wilson College students evaluate courses using the Course Evaluation online system through Campus Labs. This system provides students a way to confidentially rate their learning experience at Wilson.
Generally, students will be given the opportunity to evaluate their courses during the last two weeks of each semester. Because of the time compression of shorter semesters, J-term and summer course evaluation scheduling will vary slightly.